Lab business

New agreement to accelerate nutrition testing worldwide

20 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Trajan Scientific Australia Pty Ltd

Trajan Nutrition has signed an MOU with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute to accelerate the translation in the global market of nutrition testing research.


Abcam purchases assets from Applied StemCell

10 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Abcam Australia Pty Ltd

Abcam has announced the asset purchase of the gene editing platform and oncology product portfolio of Applied StemCell for life science research and diagnostic markets.


Aussie astronomer Lisa Kewley wins James Craig Watson Medal

29 January, 2020

Professor Lisa Kewley has been awarded the 2020 James Craig Watson Medal by the US National Academy of Sciences for her contributions to the study of galaxy formation and evolution.


Blood-clotting treatment wins Drug Discovery of the Year 2020

24 January, 2020

Caplacizumab is said to be the first nanobody therapy to treat adults with the rare autoimmune blood-clotting disorder known as acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.


International roadmap to insect recovery published

23 January, 2020

Scientists have created a roadmap to insect conservation and recovery, based on achieving targets over different timescales.


Abcam acquires Expedeon's Proteomics and Immunology business

17 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Abcam Australia Pty Ltd

Abcam has announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Expedeon's Proteomics and Immunology business, which includes Innova and TGR Biosciences, as of 1 January 2020.


First International Standard for biorisk management

15 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Standards Australia

ISO 35001 defines the requirements and guidance for laboratories or any other organisation that works with biological agents to control and reduce any risks associated with their use.


Do you have a technology idea that could help people with MS?

23 December, 2019

Novartis is offering a US$250,000 prize to fund development of pioneering innovation with great potential in advancing assistive tech for multiple sclerosis (MS).


Govt proposes cuts to R&D Tax Incentive

09 December, 2019

The Australian Government has reintroduced legislation that it claims will better target the Research and Development Tax Incentive and ensure its ongoing sustainability.


AXT adds Alvéole's cell biology platform to its portfolio

06 December, 2019 | Supplied by: AXT Pty Ltd

The Alvéole platform allows users to convert an existing microscope into an automated bioengineering system for the engineering of smart cell culture substrates.


Cell death pioneers win CSL Florey Medal

02 December, 2019

Andreas Strasser and David Vaux provided the first insights into the molecular mechanisms for cell death, and the first evidence that the failure of cells to undergo programmed death can lead to cancer and autoimmune disease.


Malaria researcher wins major award

27 November, 2019

Professor Brendan Crabb AC has received the 2019 GSK Award for Research Excellence for his research focused on finding the next generation of treatments and vaccines for malaria.


Merck opens new office in Sydney's Macquarie Park

22 November, 2019 by Lauren Davis | Supplied by: Merck Pty Ltd

Science and technology company Merck has opened its new Sydney office in the innovation hub of Macquarie Park — a move that seeks to further the company's local growth opportunities.


Dr Karl wins UN prize for science communication

21 November, 2019

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki has become the first ever Australian to receive the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularisation of Science.


Changing of the guard at Science & Technology Australia

15 November, 2019

Science & Technology Australia has announced the appointment of three newly elected members to its board, as well as the departure of President Emma Johnston and CEO Kylie Walker.


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